Aggravating, but road crews served us well
To the construction crew on the Interstate 694 project: I wasn’t very happy when the project started. In fact, there were days when I wasn’t sure how I was going to get home from work because of all the ramp closings. as I followed detour signs, I found myself on roads I’d never been on before and was sure that it was not going to lead me home but to places unknown, maybe even Duluth! But the crew was always out there, working day and night, through the heat of summer and the pouring rain. (And through the dangers posed by all of us crazy drivers, some of whom drove those narrow lanes as if they were on a racetrack.)
Now it is done; the orange cones are disappearing, and the crew is gone. Though I had some choice words for you guys while I was trying to find my way home some days, I want to thank you for all your hard work and your dedication to get the job done. I, for one, appreciate it! You did an awesome job!
MAGGIE BOUCHARD, Fridley
U WOMEN’S HOCKEY
Sure — on the cover after win streak ends
When I was leaving Ridder Arena on Sunday after the Gopher women’s hockey team lost for the first time in 62 games, I commented to a friend, “Well, now that we lost I’m sure we’ll make the headlines.” Call me a psychic. Sadly, so many opportunities were missed by the media to highlight this historic run. I’d like to thank former coach Laura Hallderson and current coach Brad Frost for establishing and nurturing such a refreshing, competitive, exciting program for our viewing pleasure. This team is a joy to watch.
HELEN NIKIEL, Bloomington
If only the paper would be tailored just for me
I relate to the Nov. 16 letter writer who doesn’t want to read articles about the Minnesota Orchestra because he doesn’t care. Here are the things I don’t care about and would therefore like eliminated from the Star Tribune:
• Sports that I don’t follow (pretty much all of them).
• News of the weird, especially anything about Congress.
• Articles about celebrities I’ve never heard of (or wish I’d never heard of).
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